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Fusilev Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
- What are the possible side effects of levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
- What is the most important information I should know about levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
- How is levoleucovorin given (Fusilev)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Fusilev)?
- What happens if I overdose (Fusilev)?
- What should I avoid while receiving levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
- What other drugs will affect levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Fusilev)?
If this medication is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
If you are receiving levoleucovorin daily in 4-week treatment cycles, call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your scheduled injection.
What happens if I overdose (Fusilev)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect levoleucovorin (Fusilev)?
The following drugs can interact with levoleucovorin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP, and others);
- seizure medication such as phenobarbital (Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline); or
- a multivitamin or mineral supplement than contains folic acid.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with levoleucovorin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about levoleucovorin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Fusilev Side Effects Center
- Fusilev FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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